November 2, 2012 - In keeping  with Jenner & Block’s continued focus on providing outstanding  services to its clients, we are proud to announce that former Associate  Attorney General Tom Perrelli has re-joined the Firm as a Partner in our  Washington, DC office and Chair of our newly formed Government  Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practice Group.        

Tom is returning from three years of service as the third  highest-ranking official at the United States Department of Justice. In  that capacity, Tom was responsible for the Department’s Civil, Antitrust,  Civil Rights, Environment and Natural Resources and Tax Divisions, the  United States Trustee Program, the Office of Justice Programs, the Office  on Violence Against Women, and others.  As Associate Attorney  General, Tom led the negotiations that resulted in the $20 billion trust  that BP set up to compensate victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil  spill.  He also brokered the $25 billion settlement, among 49 state  attorneys general, state banking regulators, the federal government and  the country’s largest financial institutions, for claims that those  institutions failed to comply with their legal obligations as mortgage  servicers.  

Before being nominated and confirmed as Associate  Attorney General, Tom was the Managing Partner of Jenner & Block’s DC  office. He began practicing law at Jenner & Block as an associate in  1992. He left the firm in 1997 to serve as counsel to then-U.S. Attorney  General Janet Reno, rising to the position of Deputy Assistant Attorney  General before returning to the firm in 2001.

Drawing on his wealth  of experience in government service and the Washington, DC political  environment, coupled with his background in private practice, Tom will  lead the new practice group in advising clients and their leaders on the  most intractable problems at the intersection of law, law enforcement and  government regulation.  The practice group  will draw on Jenner & Block’s strength and depth as a premier  litigation firm and its nationally known white collar practice to provide  a full suite of services. This will include conducting internal  investigations and crisis management for businesses and other clients  facing problems that draw the attention of civil and criminal law  enforcement authorities, government regulators, Congress, state  legislators and the media.

Tom joins other recent arrivals at the firm, including  Mary Ellen Callahan, former chief privacy officer for the Department of  Homeland Security, Ken Doroshow, former Justice Department prosecutor and  entertainment industry senior executive and Reid J. Schar, who led the  government’s prosecution of significant public corruption cases, including  that of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.